Netflix Sets February 1 to Debut “House of Cards”
Netflix tooks it first tentative steps into the world of original programming with Lilyhammer, a series developed in conjunction with a Norweigan production company. However, Netflix also has a couple of series coming up that the company has taken on all by itself. The first up will be House of Cards. Backed by David Fincher and Kevin Spacey, Netflix made headlines when it reportedly outbid HBO for the series. Today, Netflix announced that House of Cards will premiere on February 1, 2013. It means that the series is coming in a bit later than anticipated, but the Hollywood trade press hasn’t been full of reports of disaster on the set, so hopefully this is just a sign that Netflix is adding some polish to ensure that House of Cards provides the credential and subscriber-building push the company is hoping for. Of course, if House of Cards falls flat, there is always Arrested Development to look forward to.
While Netflix has built its streaming service on content previously available elsewhere, its dive into exclusive original content begins in earnest February 1st of next year. That’s when the David Fincher-directed House of Cards series that it reportedly outbid the likes of HBO and AMC for will debut, with all 13 episodes immediately available for streaming in all of Netflix’s service areas.